Matching Your Denver Wood Shutters With The Wood In Your Home

Gary Harding

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Exposed wood in your Denver home can make it the envy of all your neighbors. Natural wood floors, teak furniture, or exposed wood beams are trademarks of a handcrafted, stylish homestead. And to take it a step further, you can accentuate the wood in your interior design with the best Denver wood shutters. Sunburst will teach you how.

The Best Way to Incorporate Multiple Wood Types in Your Home

A misconception about using natural wood in decorating is that you need to exactly match the wood types across your home. That’s not the best idea for a few reasons. The first is because it can be pretty difficult to match the exact wood types: your elm floor, oak furniture, and teak wood shutters are going to naturally vary in tone. The second reason is that if you match all the wood in your home, everything runs together and it doesn’t look very interesting.

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What’s more important is to match the tone and the grain of the wood in your furnishings. That’s what will give your home a great sense of direction without it getting too “samey”.

Coordinating Wood Grains In Your Home

Matching wood grains is pretty straightforward. If your wood flooring is smooth, go with a smooth finish on your wood shutters to match. If your wood floor is wire-brushed or hand-scraped, a similar textured grain to your wood shutters keeps that exposed rustic style flowing all through your space.

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Coordinating Wood Tones In Your Home

Attempting to match wood tones can be a little trickier. When choosing the finish of your wood shutters, keep these things in mind:

  • Try to keep within the same “family” - though you don’t have to perfectly match the species of wood, keep in mind which species of wood are more formal or casual. Oak, cherry, and mahogany are all more formal, whereas maple and pine are all more on the casual side.

  • Walls give you white space – matching wood furnishings to wood flooring is difficult because they sit right next to each other. Your wall offers a natural break between wood shutters and the rest of your decor, giving you more room to play with differing styles.

  • Decide to Be Warm or Cool - Most wood species will be naturally warm or cool in tone. Go with shutters that go with the tone of the room as well as the texture.

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Choose Your Woods in Person

All of this discussion about coordinating tones and styles may seem complex, but it all comes together when you see it in person. Schedule a free in-home consultation with your Denver shutter experts today by calling 720-538-0182 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.